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Babe, The Sheep Pig – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dick King-Smith Adaptor: David Wood Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Jay Nuttall After performing for an extended period over Christmas and New Year at their home in Wimbledon, Polka Theatre’s heart-warming tale of bravery embarks on a UK tour beginning at The Lowry. Beautiful design and puppetry are at the heart of this superb production about a little pig who ...

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Babe the Sheep-Pig – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Stage Adaptation: David Wood Based on the book by Dick King-Smith Director: Michael Fentiman Designer: Madeleine Girling Puppet Director: Matthew Forbes Composer: Barnaby Race Reviewer: Rob Atkinson Stage adaptations of popular books that have already been big screen hits can be a tricky business, particularly when, as in the case of Babe the Sheep-Pig, most of the principal characters are ...

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Revolt. She said. Revolt again – Shoreditch Town Hall

Writer:Alice Birch Director:Erica Whyman Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is a play that doesn’t behave as expected. It disintegrates, breaking boundaries of form and language, wrestling with inconceivably large issues, and frantically pursuing diverse streams of thought, until it breaches incomprehensibility. But then, it is a play about women not behaving as expected, ferociously exposing ...

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The Harvest – Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Writer: Pavel Pryazhko Translated by: Sasha Dugdale Director: Michael Boyd Reviewer: Claire Hayes Ustinov Studio regulars have become accustomed to taking their comedy black, following an autumn 2014 season which culminated with Eugène Ionesco’s Exit the King. But The Harvest, the first production of the Ustinov’s spring 2015 World Theatre season and a UK premiere for Belarusian writer Pavel Pryazhko, ...

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Arcadia – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer: Tom Stoppard Director: Giles Croft Reviewer: Phil Lowe In Tom Stoppard's cleverly constructed, poetic and witty play Arcadia you certainly get your words’ worth. Well if not Wordsworth then a sexy sniff at the tailcoats of naughty boy Lord Byron passing invisibly through. Artistic director Giles Croft directs this text heavy play with a lightness of touch, an eloquence ...

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Time and The Conways – Nottingham Playhouse

Writer:J B Priestley Director:Fiona Buffini Reviewer:Phil Lowe Quite often in a theatre review the set, the lighting and the sound get the briefest of mentions in roughly the fourth paragraph down. It is almost as if, among the acting talent, they only had a marginal existence. Not so in this review. The set of Time and The Conways at Nottingham ...

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